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Tippmann Sports - A-5 Information
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Tippmann Sports
2955 Adams Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Phone: (800) 533-4831
Fax: (260) 749-6619
Email: tech@tippmann.com
Website: http://www.tippmann.com
Tippmann's follow up to the 98 Custom.
 Manual: Download the manual for Tippmann Sports Download
 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $179.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
 Reviews: 129
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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Tippmann Sports - A-5 Reviews
Tippmann Sports A-5 This gun is very reliable, as long as you treat it well. I have managed to break some parts, but Tippmann was always very helpful and they even replaced parts for free. Overall it is a great marker...
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canada3
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
canada3 is playing at Living Legends III
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Reliability
Cons: There's none
This gun is very reliable, as long as you treat it well. I have managed to break some parts, but Tippmann was always very helpful and they even replaced parts for free. Overall it is a great marker for anyone starting out, and it is an awesome platform to build on if you decide to get more serious.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports A-5 This is a true tinkerers marker. An excellent upgrade from an entry level marker as it is customizable into basically anything you want. Go for the mil-sim look with stocks and barrels, keep it as...
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Cdn_Cuda
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Join Date: May 2006
Cdn_Cuda owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Reliable, lots of upgrades, extremely customizable
Cons: Heavy, cyclone sticks out, difficult to strip
This is a true tinkerers marker. An excellent upgrade from an entry level marker as it is customizable into basically anything you want. Go for the mil-sim look with stocks and barrels, keep it as a sleeper with internal modes and stock appears, add an e-trigger and spray paint. Possibilities are endless.

These markers can be easily picked up used with lots of upgrades for a very good price. They are very common, which means parts are easy to come by and are fairly easy to modify or repair by oneself. Internals are slightly difficult to access and get the marker back together, but is easier with practice. I have forgetting to put back in the ball detent more times than I care to admit, which means fully splitting the receiver halves.

I've owned 3 different A-5s over the last 14 years I've been involved in paintballing. They are durable, easy to use and low maintenance. I've enjoyed the various upgrades I've installed and tinkering around with the marker. I would highly recommend one if you are in the market for such a marker.

If picking one up used, make sure to check the ratchet functionality. Ratchets in the cyclone will eventually wear down and need replacing. The replacement is cheap and easy to install and one has a variety of options to replace it with.

BOTTOM LINE: Excellent marker with unlimited customizability. Great to tinker with, or simply use as stock. Very reliable and very durable. Highly recommended.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports A-5 I've owned my A5 for almost four years now and I've only once had it malfunction to a level were I had to replace any parts. Its a great gun for scenario guys who want something that can both take a...
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ChaseKuhl
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $180.00
Pros: Incredibly Reliable
Cons: inaccurate
I've owned my A5 for almost four years now and I've only once had it malfunction to a level were I had to replace any parts. Its a great gun for scenario guys who want something that can both take a beating, and be customized to get that mil-sim look. Stock setup isn't very accurate, so I recommend getting an upgraded barrel at least.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports A-5 I got this gun a year or so ago and recently sold it to my brother to get into paintball. I have an invert mini and a wgp prostock autococker so i decided to sell it to him. When i had the gun, i...
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cheater13
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Durable, Looks Good, Pretty Accurate
Cons: Gas Hog
I got this gun a year or so ago and recently sold it to my brother to get into paintball. I have an invert mini and a wgp prostock autococker so i decided to sell it to him.

When i had the gun, i loved the thing. It was really accurate (I had a flatline barrel though) and everyone always complimented the gun by how it sounded and how it looks. I really liked the gun besides it was a pretty good gas hog. I use hpa with mine and it uses more air compared to my other guns but I'm sure there are some different upgrades that can make these guns more efficient.

Overall, i really recommend this gun to pretty much anyone, especially if you're a woodsball player.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports A-5 It's a Tippmann... therefore you get reliability, dependability, and ease of use. It's fantastic if you are just starting out but don't expect to play airball tournaments with it. *A note about the...
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ChesterMolester
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Join Date: Dec 2009
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ChesterMolester plays in the APPA D5 division
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: It's a motherf****n tank
Cons: Sound signature, Accuracy, Efficiency, etc
It's a Tippmann... therefore you get reliability, dependability, and ease of use. It's fantastic if you are just starting out but don't expect to play airball tournaments with it.

*A note about the Cyclone feed system is that without upgrades, it stops feeding a hundred shots or so before the marker stops working.

I've had mine since 2006 and it has never failed me.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports A-5 Great gun, but you are going to have to upgrade once your good...
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ChirmDPD
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Carthage, MO
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $279.00
Pros: durable, reasonably light, accurate
Cons: For woodsball only
Great gun, but you are going to have to upgrade once your good...
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports A-5 got in a trade, doesnt shoot too bad, air efficiency does suck tho, works like a true tippmann
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Commandd0g
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Akron, OH
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Commandd0g has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: looks
Cons: air efficiency
got in a trade, doesnt shoot too bad, air efficiency does suck tho, works like a true tippmann
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports A-5 Very fun reliable gun just need to get bigger tank
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Crf250r
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Va
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $180.00
Pros: Amazing fun accurate
Cons: Cyclone feed drains air
Very fun reliable gun just need to get bigger tank
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports A-5 I love my A-5. its very simple and user friendly. I would recommend this to anyone interested in a Tippmann.
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $144.00
Pros: very simple, easy to modify, very tough
Cons: its to boss....
I love my A-5. its very simple and user friendly. I would recommend this to anyone interested in a Tippmann.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports A-5 Great go-to gun. Very reliable, tons of upgrades. The main problems with this gun are its weight and efficiency.
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csthorn
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Alabama
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csthorn is playing at Living Legends VI
csthorn owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $225.00
Pros: Durable, reliable, upgradeable
Cons: Loud, heavy, gas hog
Great go-to gun. Very reliable, tons of upgrades. The main problems with this gun are its weight and efficiency.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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